Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Table of Contents: Volume 80 (3) 2002

In this month's Bulletin

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    Reproductive tract infections in Bangladesh; Growth of affluent Indian children; Infectious disease surveillance in Africa; Age preference in Zimbabwe; Vaccine-associated polio in India; Reducint TB mortality in developing countries; Finding and tackling the causes of maternal death; Rapid assessment of shistosomiasis prevalence; Good news in 1980: comprehension of morbidity; Perspective: essential ingredient for rolling back malaria


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    The microbial threat in fragile times: balancing known and unknown risks—David L. Heymann


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    RTI in rural Bangladesh: prevalence and risk factors—Sarah Hawkes et al.
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    Growth performance of Indian children—Nita Bhandari et al.
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    Infectious disease surveillance and response—Peter Nsubuga et al.
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    Preferences of urban Zimbabweans for health and life lived—Jennifer Jelsma et al.
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    Vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis in India—Kathryn A. Kohler et al.

Policy & Practice

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    Reducing tuberculosis mortality—Martien W. Borgdorff et al.
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    District-based audit of maternal deaths in South Kalimantan, Indonesia—Gunawan Supratikto et al.

Public Health Reviews

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    Questionnaires for rapid screening of schistosomiasis—Christian Lengeler et al.

Public Health Classic

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    Aging, natural death, and the compression of morbidity.
    Commentary: Alexandre Kalache et al.


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    The contribution of social science research to malaria prevention and control—Holly Anne Williams et al.


Books & Electronic Media

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    International child health care: a practical manual for hospitals worldwide; Work and unseen chronic illness; Urban health and development: a practical manual for use in developing countries


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    Disinsection of aircraft; Rubella immunization strategies in the stae of São Paulo, Brazil


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    Global Fund for AIDS, TB and malaria opens shop; Nurse and mother faces her own TB and HIV

WHO News

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    How to stay alive and well while travelling—complete guide now available; Influenza viruses for next year's vaccines named; Online access to 1000 journals in 70 developing countries now affordable; Opportunity for WHO and Geneva academics to join forces; Global forum recognized food safety needs